Top 5 Headlines 1/23: Hali is Optimistic about Houston Remaining in KC

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1. Tamba Hali again says he wants to remain a Chief

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Linebacker Tamba Hali reiterated Thursday that he would like to stay in Kansas City.

"At this stage of my career, it isn't about money," Hali said. "The Kansas City Chiefs have taken care of me, financially. I have some good people in my corner that have positioned me to be able to live a lifestyle a lot of people won't be able to live. So I'm not one of those guys who gets all bent out of shape over money. I love playing the game, I want to win a championship in Kansas City."    READ MORE…

Pro Bowl Practice

Dontari Poe, Jamaal Charles, Justin Houston and Tamba Hali hit the practice field in preparation for the Pro Bow.

2. First-round redo from last year gives Chiefs a WR

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Here's an interesting look from SI.com at how the first round of last year's NFL draft might go if teams had it to do over again.

For the Kansas City Chiefs, in this particular draft, that means Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks instead of Auburn defensive end Dee Ford. Cooks was selected in the real draft by the New Orleans Saints before the Chiefs had a chance to pick."    READ MORE…

3. No love: Chiefs' Houston picked the best (and worst) year to be an absolute stud

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports

"If anyone should have a beef with the Pro Bowl, it's Rodney Hudson, without whom, given an offensive line held together otherwise by masking tape, Silly Putty and hope, Alex Smith might have seen various other precious body parts ruptured.

But after he was the 15th player taken -- by "Team Carter," which may or may not be a comic-book show on ABC -- and the sixth defender off the board who wasn't a captain, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston went to Twitter earlier this week to say this..."    READ MORE…

4. Duke guard Laken Tomlinson goes from "Fluffy" to fearsome, and Chiefs could be interested

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"When Laken Tomlinson was a mere pup at Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, he was the rarest of high school football players — a freshman starting on the varsity.

He was big for his age — though the future guard had yet to grow into the 6-foot-3, 323-pound body he toted around at this week's Senior Bowl workouts — but he was new to football. And he hadn't quite embraced the physicality of it yet."    READ MORE…

5. A good decision not to re-sign: Geoff Schwartz?

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"The Kansas City Chiefs saw seven regulars depart as free agents last year and released an eighth. Here we're continuing a series looking back at each of those decisions and rendering a verdict whether the Chiefs made the right decision in letting the player walk.

Today: OL Geoff Schwartz.

Schwartz was a good player for the Chiefs in his one season with them in 2013. He started eight games at guard and was one of their best offensive linemen."    READ MORE…

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